While Kubernetes offers myriad application development advantages that are easy to appreciate, the actual work of configuring Kubernetes to deploy applications is quite complex. For developers and engineers seeking an alternative to learning the (many) intricacies of Kubernetes and configuring YAML files, the Shipa developer platform is a relatively new tool providing an abstraction layer that automatically handles all requisite Kubernetes objects, security and network policies, and resource management. This allows developers to focus on their own code (more interesting work!), rather than on Kubernetes configuration.

I recently installed the self-managed version of the tool and found it did indeed take a lot of complexity around Kubernetes. Here’s how to do it:

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